Manage episode 241275258 series 2343545
It's a story that caught a lot of attention last month — Cherry Hill schools are having trouble getting parents to pay the tab for their kids' lunches, so they're giving simple, plain-Jane, no-frills tuna sandwiches to kids whose families' accounts are past due.
Call it lunch shaming, if you're so inclined. Parents are worried their kids will be stigmatized when they're seen with the sandwiches. A school board member says the district went with tuna because PB&J would be more appetizing.
But the district says it's a way to keep the kids fed even when their accounts are past due — and that it's never enforced a policy that lets it hold lunch back entirely from a kid whose family is at least $20 behind.